As stories about sticker shock and the cost of care dominate headlines and policy discussions, healthcare organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to improve patient outcomes and experience. Prescription price transparency tools hold particular promise. We already know that providers want greater price transparency for their patients. In fact, 74% of U.S. physicians say they want to see a patient’s medical benefit information before prescribing, and 59% want to compare the cost of similar medications.
Are patients equally eager to talk medication costs and coverage at the point of care? Surescripts commissioned a survey of 1,001 U.S. patients to understand their prescription challenges, desires and behavior—and how their experience with their prescriptions affects the healthcare decisions they make.
- Prescription costs and delays continue to impact adherence.
- Today’s patients are ready to talk about costs.
- Price conversations matter when patients choose and recommend providers.
- Millennials value prescription price transparency